Peter Donegan

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The rear garden at Drimnamore

Sometimes adversity can result in bigger and better things. For Mark O’Sullivan losing his job in 2010 drove him to start his own building company Cla(...)

Horticultural entertainment and inspiration for gardeners. Photograph: Getty Images

In need of some horticultural entertainment? From ruminations on the sex life of yuccas to philosophical musings on the naffness – or not – of alstroe(...)

lys Fowler: “Being that tidy-minded is not only an awful lot of hard work, it also comes at an enormous cost to our wellbeing.”

As a longstanding gardening columnist with the Guardian, a bestselling author, and a former presenter on the BBC’s Gardener’s World, Alys Fowler (...)

Giverny, France - June 8th, 2017: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, in the background the house of Monet can be seen. Photograph: Getty Images

Heading off abroad on holidays this summer and hoping to include a visit to one of Europe’s great gardens? I asked some of the country’s most seasoned(...)

Peter Donegan at Chateau de Peronne in the Somme, northern France

When he is not constructing a first World War memorial garden in the moat of the 14th century Château de Péronne in the Somme in northern France, land(...)

Garden enthusiasts at Bloom in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bloom’s Grand Pavilion is the place where you’ll find hordes of the country’s hardcore plantaholics dedicatedly scouring the handsome displays of spec(...)

The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

People talk about the Serial podcast the way they talk about Netflix’s House of Cards. It is clever, absorbing, entertaining and addictive. Not only d(...)